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Daniel Torres

Daniel Torres

Sequoias

Daniel Torres's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing

Daniel Torres's Bio

Hike, Climb, Search and Rescue, Cycle, if it's done outdoors, I probably do it.

Daniel Torres

Daniel Torreswrote a review of on January 21, 2010

5 5

My Marmot Superhero used to be my goto, but I often found it too warm and the high collar too technical looking. Enter the Epsilon. It could be the perfect fall/spring jacket, except I find myself grabbing it as I run out of the house in the winter. The only problem I've had is that wearing it so often I'm getting it quite dirty. I may need to buy another to keep clean.

FYI 6'2" 170lbs. Tall and skinny and the Large fits perfect.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

I wanted a softshell to be a softshell. Not an insulating layer. This is a softshell. It does have insulating properties (light fleece layer) in places where snow could accumulate (darker red on shoulders/arms/back) as well as tougher material in these place. It is plenty warm for warm weather alpine activities. Most of the time we are pulling our softshells off while pushing, and pulling down on while standing still, this is the perfect in-between layer.
I'm 6'2" 172lbs with longish arms. Wear a 15 1/2, 35/36 shirt with 42 chest. I bought a large and it fits great.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

I was on the search for a lightweight aluminum crampon for my non-crampon-compatible boots. For the money these are the best in my opinion. They strap on super easy, cinch securely, and come off easy. I think the second points are a bit over-aggressive, as they are NOT for mixed or vertical climbing, but they do look really cool.
One thing to note, they tabs are fairly narrow. I had to do some creative filing on my LaSportiva mountaineering boots to get them to fit easily, but it was minor and only took a few minutes.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

This helmet is fantastic. It fits well, and vents great. A little heavier than some of the new ultralighters out there, but comfort is great. I really love the padding system. It soaks up sweat like noones business, and seems to channel it to the sides of your face, an important feature during our 110+ degree days here.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on March 13, 2009

4 5

The liner glove alone is worth the price. The mittens do fit a little small, I would size up one size. Very warm and adequate for most of the Americas. I'm with +1Time on the palms. Very tough, and grippy, but you do lose much feeling with the palms. The Duoclinch gauntlet closure is awesome. Very simple and quick to use.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on February 11, 2009

4 5

I'm not a big lens kinda guy. I actually kind of against the whole hollywood, oversized glasses fad because, well, I remember what we looked like when we wore oversized glasses in the late 80's, not pretty. But these glasses rock. They look stylish without looking too L.A., but where they really shine is in the lenses, the clarity is awesome, without being too dark to wear into the dusk hours.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on January 5, 2009

4 5

I used the Kelty LIght Year XP 20 this fall on a Mt. Whitney summit trip. The bag is very light, and compresses nicely for a synthetic bag (although the included stuff sack is a wierd shape).
My only beef is with the foot vents. While they could be nice if you overheat, I seemed to keep pushing aside the baffle in my sleep, causing a lack of insulation for my footsies.
I did use this bag down to 17 degrees F and was warm with my insulating layers on. (except for the feet of course)
I did return the bag, but would still recommend it if you're not pushing the temperature rating to the limit.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on January 5, 2009

5 5

I'm 6'2" and skinny and have a hard time finding jackets that don't make my monkey arms look even monkeyer. This is a very nice jacket for kicking around town or maybe slow easy nighttime skiing/boarding. It is very warm for my area, so I've been a little limited on the amount that I've gotten to use it. Probably the best sitting-around-the-campfire-lying-to-eachother jacket I've got.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on November 7, 2008

4 5

I ain't gonna lie, I bought two of these jerseys when I got my new bicycle, because they matched my frame. I may not be that fast, but I sure as heck look the part.
The jerseys are awesome. I wasn't sure about the zippered pocket, but have found it's awesome for the ID/cash/keys.
The only thing bad about the jersey is that it's shorter than most jerseys, making me self conscious about whether or not I'm showing a little bare midrift to the cute chicks in the car next to me at the stoplight.

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Daniel Torreswrote a review of on November 7, 2008

5 5

Where this jacket really shines is sitting around the campfire sipping hot cocoa. I've gotten plenty of complements on the looks, but the warmth and comfort is where it's at. I am 6'2" and 165lb, one of those tall gangly guys. I end up returning a bunch of gear to places because it just doesn't fit. This jacket fits me really well, sleeves could be an inch longer, but then again, I've got really long monkey arms. As a warm in town, coffeeshop, bonfire jacket, I don't think you can outdo this for the money.

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